Spencer Martin takes a look at the newly released 2024 Giro d'Italia route. RCS has given the Giro route a much-needed makeover, but don't count on seeing top-tier GC contenders on the start line.
The organisers of the Giro d'Italia, RCS Sport, presented the route of this year's Italian Grand Tour in the Il Festival dello Sport in Trento on Friday evening. The 2024 Giro starts on Saturday, May 4, with a hilly stage from Venaria Reale to Torino and ends three weeks later on Sunday, May 26, with a flat stage in Rome. As always it has a tough route with six summit finishes and more than 68 kilometres against the clock.
Six sprinter's stages, two time trials totalling 68.2 kilometres, five mountain stages with four uphill finishes, and eight very tricky and undulating stages will be on the menu for the 107th Giro d'Italia running from 4 to 26 May. Riders will climb 42,900 metres in vertical elevation and cover 3,321.2 kilometres. Grande Partenza from Piedmont with a stage that will remain in the history of the Giro.
On the evening (Italian time) of Friday the 13th of October, the Giro d’Italia and Giro d’Italia Women 2024 will be presented live from Il Festival dello Sport in Trento. You can watch the presentation live here.